I am a professor of physics at Syracuse University. My research interest is in experimental elementary particle physics, focusing on the study of two very interesting quarks, suitably called  charm and beauty. Their properties allow us to investigate very important questions such as whether there is new physics in the subatomic world, why is the present universe stable (dominated by matter),  rather than being a balanced mixture of matter and antimatter, perpetually annihilating into light and being created from light).  I am pursuing this work at CLEO and was planning to continue it in the BTeV experiment.  After the abrupt termination of this experiment in the President's budget announced on February 2005, I joined, together with my Syracuse colleagues, the  LHCb experiment, that will take data at the LHC proton-proton collider, at CERN, the premier world accelerator facility located across the France-Switzerland border near Geneva, Switzerland.
I work on several  advanced detector technologies applied to heavy flavor experimental studies. I am presently working on the precision vertex detector for LHCb (VELO). I have worked on the BTeV pixel detector system and was the L2 manager for the BTeV Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector. Previously I was the coordinator for the electronics design and production for the
CLEO Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector.
More information on the High Energy Physics Group at Syracuse University can be found
here.
I am interested in promoting diversity in science and engineering and I am the co-director of the Women in Science and Engineering program at Syracuse University.


 

                                             

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The Syracuse High Energy Physics group is hosting the Vertex 2007 Workshop in Lake Placid